Monthly Archives: August 2017

Power, Samantha: “A Problem From Hell: America And The Age Of Genocide”.

There is a chapter missing from the beginning of Power’s “A Problem From Hell: America And The Age of Genocide”. Namely, the colonial settler’s deliberate elimination of eighty to ninety percent of the indigenous population in North America. Granted, this book discussed … Continue reading

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Warner, Benjamin: “Thirst”

We never do find out why the water ran out in “Thirst”, yet the implication is quite clear: we are destroying the planet and the resources are running out. We all share collective responsibility for systematically destroying our environment and we cannot … Continue reading

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Johnson, Dr. Spencer: “Who Moved My Cheese?”

A work colleague recommended this book to me some years back and I had completely forgotten about it, only to be reminded of it last year by a different colleague! I finally got around to it last week. In retrospect, … Continue reading

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Plath, Sylvia: “Ariel. 2004 Edition With A Foreword From Frieda Hughes”

I have no idea how I managed to misplace my battered and beloved copy of Plath’s “Collected Poems”, which contained all the missing compositions that Hughes omitted from the original 1965 edition of “Ariel”, released after Plath’s untimely death. I … Continue reading

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Hayes, Terry: “I Am Pilgrim”.

After watching Dublin effortlessly dispatch Monaghan in the quarter-final of the All Ireland Championship with my parents last weekend, we got to chatting over some tasty food that my Mother had prepared. I mentioned that I was reading a book that I thought Pop would absolutely … Continue reading

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